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The Book With No Pictures

byB. J. Novak

Hardcover | September 30, 2014

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A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
B.J. Novak is well known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also acclaimed for his standup comedy, his performances in motion pictures, and his New York Times bestselling book of short stories, One More Thing. A graduate of Harvard University wi...
Title:The Book With No PicturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 10.25 × 8.38 × 0.47 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803741715

ISBN - 13:9780803741713


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! I love reading this book, it is extremely funny and very engaging.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read it and watch the kids giggle I was surprised that "a book with no pictures" could bring so much joy to kids.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Love the concept! Great way to make your kids laugh and force parents to say hilariously weird words! :)
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from "Ugghhhhhh" is how I felt I listened to the audiobook version narrated by B.J. and I hated nearly every second of it. It could have been that I was hearing "Smug Ryan" from The Office while listening, but I couldn't wait for it to be over. Lot sof people like it, just not for me.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! I like the concept and it's a cute read. I expected there to be a bit more word play though and instead a lot of pages are just blank.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fun book My daughters LOVE this book. It's really cute and always gets us laughing and reading together.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from endless fun We've bought it almost a year ago and read it at least twice a month (and we have quite an extensive library!) He is never bored with it and always laughs as if it is the first time!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hilarious my kids are older 9, 12 and 15 and they want to buy it for our library!
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So fun! Really love this book- and the kids love it so much. Great as a gift too!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from creative i just bought this for my nephew and we love it
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and funny book Makes the adult and the child laugh!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite! Funny and engaging. I thought my kids would tire of it after having it read to them a few times but they request this book again and again.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An entertaining and silly read This is such a fun read for older kids. They'll follow along and hang on word for word
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING CLASSROOM BOOK My students absolutely love reading this book. It is silly and entertaining!
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE WITH LITTLE EARS!! Five stars truly isn't enough for this book- It is absolutely entertaining not only for the child or children but also for the adult reading it, My daughter asks for it every night and laughs just as much as the first time she heard it :) I VERY MUCH recommend this book!!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have in teacher library This book is amazing. Highly recommend. Every teacher should have this one in their library.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! we love this book...always one we come back to for story time!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilariously Loved! Hilariously loved by every child I have read this to. As a supply teach I enter all kinds of classrooms and each one I have read this too adores it! It makes them laugh out loud like no other book I've read before. Some have even asked me to read it again!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favourite book to gift! I'll admit I was skeptical of this book before I read it in it's entirety. It's silly, and creates interest from the audience, whether that's one child, or an entire group. Makes for good belly laughs, which is the best sound. I'll continue to buy this for the children in my life who do not yet have it - sorry parents, you're going to sound silly. ;)
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book My kids love this book, great read and fun
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Funny! 5 stars isn't enough. A truly fun read. I credit this book with creating interest in reading for my child.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible An interesting story which is sure to captivate all readers.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read aloud for kids. I read this all the time and it really draws kids in to the story. Be prepared to act like a goof.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'd think it would be challenging but... I loved this book! It was very unique and stood out among other books.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids love to re-read this one Everyone loves this book, the kids love it and the adults kinda love it too. It's fun to read out-loud. I love to see the kids reactions, it's very interactive so it's fun for everyone. I have recommended it to my co-worker's kids and she said they also loved it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! An instant classic. Be prepared to ham it up though!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended for kids aged 7-9 My kids love this book and all the silly sounds I have to make when reading this to them !
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone Should Own! This is one to get any child laughing.. get ready for a wild ride... and read. Love the concept and the kids seem to as well. Good luck only reading it once.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I bought this book for a son and it has turned into bedtime favourite, which always ends with a 'one more time' and lots of laughs.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun I hadn't seen the book online, but I loved The Office, so I picked up the book to read to my son. He loved it, and I love seeing him laugh! So much fun for kids and parents too!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK! GREAT FOR TEACHERS This is a wonderful book that shows how amazing and silly words can be. I used this book for a book battle for grade 6 students... and this book won, even without pictures! Really shows how powerful and fun words can be.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Enjoy This Book I bought this book for my 7 year old Step-Daughter for her birthday last November. She still wants me to read it to her every other night. It is really silly and a lot of fun to read; we have a laughing fit every time we read it. I love to read it to her and do silly voices while I'm reading it to her and she absolutely loves it.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, silly book My kids like this book and find it silly, though it's not one of the ones they ask for time and time again. Fun book though.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classroom favourite My students LOVE this one! So fun to read!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I first heard this book being read to a preschool class and they couldn't stop laughing. They love it and ask for it continually. It is a must buy for sure!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Excellent book! My 4 and 7 year old love it. If you like this book as much as we do then you would also like to read "the monster at the end of this book" and "another monster at the end of this book" with your kids. They are the same style writing and get the kids involved in the book with you while you read to them.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome!! kids of all ages will love this book. the sound effects are great! makes story time fun for both child and parent :) the only down side is you might have to read this book more than once a night :)
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book My kids talked about this book for days!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a unique book Even great for babies with the bold text. My husband loves doing voices and this is a great book for that. Bonus: I was super surprised to find out who the author was!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! A real fun and silly book to read to kids
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It's so silly and out of the box! Kid's will enhoy reading it
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book to read to students! I bought this book to read to my first graders and they were falling over from laughter! B.J. Novak is brilliant and this book is sure to bring joy. (Months later and the students are still borrowing it from our school library and they always show me!!)
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic read! I use this in my kindergarten classroom to introduce tracking while reading. If I have to read everything on the page, even it is silly, the kids have to read all the words in their books as well!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Innovative! The words are the pictures! Great read to kids out loud and too much fun! I'd recommend this book for a rainy day inside. But not for bedtime! It just makes the kids crazier!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and Fun A fun read for any child. Make sure to do the sound effects! The kids love it! Great add to any child's library.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! A cute book - my son might be a bit too young to understand the concept, but he loves the funny sounds!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Cute I bought this book in march to have some reading time with my son on his spring break. He is six and laughs his butt off every time I read it!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny! My kids couldn't stop laughing at the fun words
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS This brings me back to the days of when my dad used to read me ridiculous stories before bed. This is one of them. As long as you, the reader, can pull off a funny voice and can successfully figure out some of the preposterous words then both you and your listeners will have a riot!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious We are laughing everytime we read this book. Its a RIOT
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute! A fun book to read with kids.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Boo Boo Butt" This book is so funny... it gets the reader to say funny words or sayings that make kids laugh! I often read it at birthday parties and find the adults laughing too. Who needs pictures to read a great book?
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! My daughter LOVES this book. Recommend it for every kid!!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book with No Pictures My daughter loves this book. She thinks it's hilarious.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giggle out loud! My 5 and 2 year olds giggle uncontrollably when we read's a total hoot!! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing so happy i learned about this book. my son (age6) loves it!!!! great for all ages. always laughter and smiles while reading it. everyone i know that has read this book loves it :)
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh out loud! My little one guffaws every time I read this book! It's awesome. I'm not good at different voices, it's just the fact that the book "makes" grownups say silly things. I definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and clever We laugh so much everytime we read it!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book It helps that my husband is a voice actor so he can read this book with all his different voices and the kids LOVE it! I like reading it too with funny voices and it cracks the kids up all the time. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! Great book to encourage imagination with your child
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read-Aloud! I love to read this book out aloud! It is a great way to encourage imagination, and to encourage delving into chapter books, that some kids may be hesitant about, "because there are no pictures". The ability to imagine that is gained from this book truly shows the beauty and power of reading! Also, this is incredibly hilarious!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny My kid's not old enough for it yet, but in the meantime, *I* really enjoy it..
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious for the kids and fun to read Sometimes reading books to the kids can be a bit of a slog. Thankfully this book is always entertaining to read. I recommend it for the pure simplistic hilarity that ensues. Bonus: look under the dust jacket on the inside covers for a few more goofy-sounding words.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Fun! My 4 and 6 year old kids beg their dad to read them this book over and over and over. The silly sounds have them rolling on the floor laughing. It's also great because each time someone new reads it they come up with their own interpretations of how it should be read so it's a little different each time. Can't go wrong!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious I bought this after reading great reviews from some mom groups. Be prepared for full belly laughs from your kids and to be asked to read it multiple times
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book with NO pictures A very good book for the classroom ... a gift to my daughter and niece for their classroom. (both teachers)
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great story good for a story before bed
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! My kids love this book. It's a must have in any kids library.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very funny book It's true, there is not one single picture in this book. Having read great reviews, I bought The Book With No Pictures for a little girl for her fifth birthday. When her daddy read it to her at bedtime she laughed so hard - belly laughs, I'm told - and asked for a second time through. AND he enjoyed reading this book a second time which he doesn't usually like to do with other books. It's not only hilarious to listen to it is fun to read aloud. The Book With No Pictures is likely to become a family favourite.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Such a great book to read to a class!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Funny My daughter loves this book. It is so funny. I wish I would have thought of it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant This is one of my children's favourite books. The love the silliness while I love that they are hanging on every word waiting for it. They laugh every time, no matter who reads it!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book That is Pure Genius! This book is fantastic! It engages the audience and makes both the reader and the audience laugh because it is so much fun! Not only that, it also encourages children to read because they are so interested in what the words say! Highly recommended for anyone with young ones.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bedtime improv! This book has no narrative but it's a nice break from the repetitive stories, and it's fun for both the kid and the reader!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny book! So cute! Kids laugh everytime we read this book hahaha Great book.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought as a gift! She loves it! Money well spent!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So. Much. Fun. We bought this for our 3.5 year old for Christmas. The first time my husband read this to her at bedtime, I could hear her shrieking with laughter through the walls. Like a previous reviewer said, do not buy this book unless you're prepared to read this over and over and over again. This is such a creative book, and so much fun to read. It's become a favourite and I also just purchased it for another 3-year old for her birthday.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love A wonderful addition for the family's bedtime collection of stories! It's under regular rotation!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Buy This Unless You're Prepared to Read it Over and Over and Over and Over... My kids (8 and 3) both LOVE this book, but especially the three-year-old. He wants me to read it again and again and is always quoting some of the silly phrases. It can get a little tiresome sometimes, but it's worth it. It's an easy way to bring some serious fun and joy into a kid's day.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised me! Laughed out loud at this one!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book This book had my kids laughing and wanting to read it over and over again.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for Everyone! Purchased for our 5 year old, and when she first saw it she told me she didn't like it because it had no pictures. I convinced her to let me read it to her and she laughed the whole way through. We really loved reading it together and she asked me to read it a second time! It's become an instant favourite! I highly recommend it - enjoyable reading for the whole family!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Great gift for the little readers in the family.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time and resources So I definitely didn't know this was a children's book when I ordered it after reading B.J. Novak's short story compilation 'One more thing'. Truthfully, I don't have a child and only read this myself but I actually prefer children's stories to have well...a story or at least some sort of point. This "book" kind of seemed like a waste to me and a waste that he would have made quite a lot of money from based on fans from his shows, writing, etc. I'm actually disappointed that this is considered a children's picture (or non-picture) book. It just seems like such a waste of resources.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This books is GLORIOUS. What a feat to come up with a book with no pictures that can actually hold a child's attention lol. It's so creative, funny and goofy - right up my nephews alley. Fun for both adults and kids - keeps everyone laughing. I highly, highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book, so unique! My twins LOVED this book. First they were hesitant as their are no pictures but as soon as you start reading it you cannot help but crack up, the boys enjoyed it so much. I have now bought it as a gift for my niece! Bravo BJ Novak!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful addition to any child's personal library We were given this book as a gift and have enjoyed it so much that we have now given it as a gift! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic! My 5 year old loved this book so much i had to buy one for her class too!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great gift perfect for that hard to buy child.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Clever This is a great book for school-aged kids. It helps develop their love of reading and lets parents get in touch with their silly side!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Help But Laugh What 5-year old doesn't want their parent to say 'boo boo butt'? Total hit in our house of 3 girls.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun! My brother-in-law bought this book for me for Christmas one year, because he noticed that the author was also a writer for The Office. My first graders **LOVED** this book! It's a fun read-aloud and they were laughing SO HARD through the whole book. In June, they requested it on the last day of school, since it was "their favourite".
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique and entertaining The simple aesthetic of this book caught my eye while browsing the children's section in store. It is sure to capture the attention of a beginner reader - something that could be read together with an adult. It is cute and funny - it is on my list of books to gift for families.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets laughs every time Hugely popular with my 6 year old. Doesn't matter how many times I read it she laughs. Font directs parents as to what funny voices to use and whether to speak softly or loudly. Super super cute.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! This book is hilarious! My kids go into giggle fits when we read this book!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The kids love this book! This book is a big hit with the kids, and it's meant to be read aloud by a grown up. You have to get into it and use your voice to really get the laughs.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of fun A great book for the entire family! The kids love it.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Concept We often forget to enjoy books for the stories they hold and just pay attention to the images, this is an excellent concept to take the images out and enjoy that story. Very entertaining book. Made the whole family laugh and look at their books a lot differently now. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so funny entertaining for the whole family
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Love this book, really makes kids appreciate how fun books can be without pictures. Wonderful read aloud for kids!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I looked at this book and thought " It looks boring" but much to my surprise its awesome! My kids love it and want to read it over and over
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from giggles all around! My kids favourite book! they absolutely LOVE this book and beg me to read it to them constantly! its super funny and lets the kids use their imagination! Lovely read
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classroom Favourite! My students absolutely adored this book! They laughed and really had a blast during this read. I used it with pre-school students, but it could definitely be a favourite for elementary school students as well.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Class favourite! It's not my favourite read-aloud, but it is certainly my class's first pick! And no matter how many times we read it, it never seems to become less funny to them!!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK I didn't find this book that funny. Maybe my kids are too young to understand the humour.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Children's Book! This book is absolutely amazing. I'm a preschool teacher and this is my groups favourite story. Such a great story!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 7 year olds favourite My son read this book at school and kept telling me how funny it was. He laughs like crazy every time I read it to him!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Family favourite We have a big book collection and this one is read a lot. We laugh everytime. Great read for the whole family together.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So So Funny!!! My kids always look mischievous when they ask me to read this and laugh and laugh all the way through.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of Laughs I never grow tired of reading this one!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of Laughs I never grow tired of reading this one!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! My kids love this book. Lots of laughs.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hysterical My child laughs non stop EVERY time we read this. 5 stars!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clever! This book makes my daughter laugh every time and she asks for it often. It's very clever. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT This book has no pictures so it gets your child interested in ready because it makes the reader say Hilarious things :) I highly recomeded this book for an early reader and their reading buddy!
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read for kids and the adults! Bought this about 3 or 4 weeks ago when my 9 year old goddaughter read it out loud to me in the kids section and we were both cracking up. I brought it home and showed my sisters who loved it and then I gave it a deserving 4 year old who apparently has it placed on a desk just far away enough from his 1 year old page ripping sibling so that it is safe. A true family classic.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kid book I bought this book for my daughter's 4th birthday. Nearly a year later and we still read this book pretty much every night. She laughs every time!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious!! Longest waiting list in my school library ever! Kids absolutely love it. I love when teachers bring their classes in for a nice quiet story time and I get them all wound up with books!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Childhood Classic? The first time I read this book to my kids I had to read it three times in a row! I can't even begin to describe how much joy I got seeing how positively delighted they were as I read it to them. I don't believe I've ever seen them so utterly happy during story time. They were literally hanging off every word. Months later when I pull it out I have to read it at least twice. Both kids, ages 3 & 6, simply love this book and haven't grown tired of it yet. And to be honest, neither have I!
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from All my kids hated it This book was given to my youngest son for his 3rd birthday. Everyone said how great it is. Both my kids absolutely hated it. They cry if I even try to get it out now, tried the funny voices and everything. Guess it`s not for everyone.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No pictures? Really? ... it's brilliant Ready? Hold on because I am highlighting a book today that is so out-of-the-box that no words can even explain it. This book only uses words to convey the best reading experience to-date that I have come across in the world of children's books in a long, long time, and true to its title, it contains no pictures. Yep, you heard me right...a picture book with NO pictures. Who thought it could be done?.... and in excellence. B. J. Novak, a television writer and comedian, takes the picture book to a whole new level and makes it work beautifully. How can that be you ask? Well the book is packed full of words....using creative style fonts, colours and sizes and the reader of the book must pledge from the very beginning to read every single word printed in that book, no matter what. The results of an obedient reader will bring hysteria, entertainment and engagement to the one being read to. The nonsensical words, fun phrases, silly syllables and potty talk will bring giggles and delight to listeners of all ages. This unique and unconventional book of storytelling is truly storytelling at its best. Be sure to pick up a copy and start practising your ridiculous voices, contorted facial expressions and over dramatic moves as you open the cover to share this gem again and again. Trust me kids will not get enough of this book at one sitting....are you ready?
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I bought this for my almost-5-year-old, and he LOVES it; it easily became his favourite book as soon as I said the words BOO BOO BUTT! He was so excited to take it to his child care program and share it with his friends, and his educators thought it was excellent, too.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We all love it! We got this for our kids a few weeks ago and it became an instant favourite with the first read! My kids (especially our four year old) crack up every time. It's also really fun to read, it's great making the kids laugh themselves silly. I highly recommend it, particularly for the preschool/early grade school set.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny for the Whole Family My kids keep picking this book as our nighttime read. It has everyone in stitches every single time. Would highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book Novak is a talented guy and so I was surprised to learn he'd made a children's book. It's great. His humour has always been a genuinely fun humour and so whatever he touches seems to be golden. I bought this for a friend's son and he loves it.
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic We loved it ,enjoyed this book from cover to cover well worth the purchase
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this to read to kids at my library shows I perform as a ventriloquist and I do a lot of library shows so I ordered this book. I have always loved nonsense type books and this one is hilarious. Kids will laugh themselves silly at this book. I love the fact that it was written specifically to read out loud, and to be silly. Well need more silly :)
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! A gift for my Grand daughter, she will love it as I did.
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! B.J. Novak can do everything - including writing children's books. It's a book that not only children will love but adults too. I highly recommend everyone buys this even if it's just for themselves and not for a kid.
Date published: 2014-10-11

Editorial Reviews

"Conceptually radical . . . making the refreshing and contrarian case that words alone have sensory and imaginative vibrancy to spare."—Mark Levine, The New York Times Book Review* "“This book may not have pictures, but it's sure to inspire lots of conversations—and laughs . . . A riotously fresh take on breaking the fourth wall.”"— Kirkus, starred review"This book is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and it’s perfect for one-on-one sharing with a parent or caregiver. Expect requests for repeated readings."—School Library Journal"Actor Novak’s expert sense of comic timing is on full display in his first picture book . . . sure to deliver big laughs."— Publishers Weekly"Listeners will be tickled by hearing adults say ridiculous things . . . The comic pacing and foolproof theatrics ensure a wild and silly trip through the pages for everyone."— The Horn Book"This picture book with no pictures knows a thing or two about both books and kid-friendly comedy . . . Once children get the joke, they'll want to play it on as many of their grownups as possible."— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Unlike any of the children's books you read growing up."—"Will have little ones laughing and finding a new appreciation for words."— Entertainment Weekly"A perfectly-pitched tool for parental humiliation and childish glee."— The Boston Globe